Today's News

  • KICK Painting for Kids Class
  • KICK Crafts for Kids Class
  • KC Board of Trustees Scholarships

    Three area students have been awarded Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees Scholarships for the 2017-18 school year – Rachel Green of Vandalia, and Katelyn Dugan and Kelsie Waters of Mulberry Grove.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Beginning beekeeping class
    The Kaskaskia College Department of Industrial and Continuing Education will hold a beginning beekeeping class throughout the KC District in August.  The course will be live at the KC Vandalia Campus and shown simultaneously at the Nashville, Salem and Trenton Education Centers.
    This class will meet on Monday, Aug. 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and will be an introductory course designed to acquaint the students with basic beekeeping.

  • First Presbyterian has 'Tools for School'

    Tools for School, a program which provides free school supplies to Fayette County in-need students pre-kindergarten through junior college will be in operation at First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia on the following dates and times:
    • Wednesday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Thursday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-noon.
    Those who will be picking up supplies are to enter through the north door of the church, located at 1221 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia.

  • First Methodist holds Backpack 2 School

    The First United Methodist Church in Vandalia will again be hosting “Backpack 2 School” at the church’s Family Life Center at Fourth and Main streets in Vandalia, from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8.
    Any school child, accompanied by a parent or guardian, can receive a free backpack containing coupons and some free giveaways.
    The event is planned as a fun time, with games, activities, face-painting, free hair cuts and refreshments.
    Two bicycles will be given away, along with many other prizes donated by local businesses.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Rabbit Population Growing
    We believe Buddy Bunny’s cousins, aunts and uncles may be joining him on the Homestead, as we are seeing more of the cute, fuzzy, little critters hopping around in our yard in the early mornings, much to Katie, the doggy’s disapproval.
    She barks loudly and threateningly every time she sees one of them, and they seem to like to play near her pen.
    We think that she looks at them as big cats with long ears and fuzzy little tails.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend visitors of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were Belinda’s nephew, Dustin Kizziar and his son Zak of Ft. Worth, Texas, and cousin, Rachael Arnold of Arnold, Mo.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 148.
    The vacancy pastor is the Rev. Josh Frazee.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Attending elders were Paul Reynolds and Brien Guy.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Helen Limes
    -Martha O’Dell

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, July 27
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Litchfield Maverick Restaurant.
    Sunday, July 30
    • The First Assembly of God Church will show the DVD “In Our Honor” at the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. sservice. It is on the 1967 story of when the Jews took back Jerusalem.
    Wednesday, August 2
    • St. Elmo City Council, 6 p.m., city hall.
    • “Exploring the Arts” for grades 3-8, 6-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    Thursday, August 3

  • Statehouse Story Time